Reading vs. TV
Everyone says that TV has gone downhill and there’s never anything on. There’s Netflix and Netflix has some good stuff, but pretty soon you’ve watched all six seasons of How I Met Your Mother, all 8 seasons of Family Guy, all 5 seasons of American Dad… Well, you’ve watched a lot… But then what. Then you can watch something you’ve already seen before, or you could sorta watch a show that’s sorta good, but you really are just playing Clash of Clans and wasting energy since the TV is on. But what I decided to do, was read. You see, I never used to read because it wasn’t relevant to me. There are no fairies or goblins so why would I read about them when I am a person with such limited imagination. And books about “problems” give me a break. A ten year old with problems, like that means anything. I guess mom didn’t give me the right color of Capri-sun today, gosh I have problems. But this year, I sorta do relate to books. Not me personally, because in English we’re reading about the 1900s, but like, indirectly – Through Euro. The other day, I read Animal Farm and it was fun for me because at the same time we were learning about Stalin in Euro and throughout the story I would point out to myself the real life parallels.
It was weird, I read Animal Farm and it wasn’t even assigned to me. I think that probably added to why I enjoyed it so much. I mean, there’s nothing really particularly interesting about the book, but it made me happy none the less. And as soon as I was done with it, I started reading Paper Towns. I think that my view on reading was completely wrong. Now I hope that I’ll be able to read at least a book a week – I probably won’t reach this until summer, but that’s okay. I have a lot of books to read to catch up to everyone else.